Thursday, 30 April 2020

Restriction Order: Lagos Police Arrest 65 Fun seekers, To Face Charges in Court: Olusegun Ariyo

The Lagos Police said it has arrested 65 fun seekers for violating restriction order handed down by the federal government against the spread of Coronavirus in the state as it says violators will be charged to court.
Urban Express-News Online gathered that the suspects assembled at 84 park and Gardens at Abule Egba Area of the state for a birthday bash.

A statement from the Lagos  State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said “On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, around 2.05pm, acting on credible intelligence, operatives from the Area ‘G’ Command and the Oko-Oba Division arrested 65 suspects at 84 Park Hotel, Augusto Close, Oko-Oba. The suspects were arrested for attending a birthday party and consuming some substances suspected to be illicit drugs.
“Some of the suspects were found in the swimming pool catching fun, in total neglect of the social distancing regulations and the lockdown order. The suspects, who are within the age range of 16 to 45, confessed to having left their various homes for the hotel in defiance of the sit at home order.
“The manager of the hotel was equally arrested and the hotel has been sealed off by the relevant agencies of the state government. An investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged.”
Elkana added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, called on residents to continue to be law-abiding and advised parents to monitor the activities of their children, especially during the lockdown period.

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